February 10, 2021

COPA, safer skies through online training


Experienced pilots are committed to lifelong learning. Through the COPA Safety Program, we invite you to join us online each month for free training seminars to gain new knowledge and to enhance your skills. This new program plays an important role in mitigating the inherent risks associated with flying by highlighting key safety considerations for pilots.

Note: Four of the seminars (provided in March, June, September and December) meet the 24-month recurrent training program requirements of CAR 401.05.


Getting Ready for Spring and PDM | February 20, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. EST (Register Here)

The February seminar broadcast will cover two topics: pilot decision making (PDM) and carb ice and atmospheric icing.  The PDM presentation will lead participants through scenarios on how they can make the right decisions before and during the flight to prevent an incident or accident that could be embarrassing or worse. The second topic will explore what carb ice and atmospheric icing is, meteorological conditions for icing and risk of carb icing, how to fix it, how to avoid it, SOPs for carb heat use, and more.

En Route and Post-Lockdown Flying | March 20, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. EST (Register Here)

The March seminar meets the 24-month recurrent training programs of CAR 401.05. In the broadcast, we will examine how we can fly smarter and plan to mitigate risks before we confront them in the air. The first topic will focus on the En Route portion of flight and the second half of the seminar will address how to manage the risk of flying GA aircraft as we emerge from the COVID–19 lockdown.

Getting Ready for Summer Flying | April 17 at 11:30 a.m. EST (Register Here)

The April seminar will first walk participants through best practices for safer takeoffs and landings. The topic for the second presentation will cover the potentially dramatic changes in weather patterns as we move into summer flight operations.

To save your spot for these seminars (registration is on a first come, first serve basis) or to view the full schedule, please visit the COPA website: copanational.org/en/safety.

Can’t Make it to a Seminar? Recordings & FAQs Available to Members

Recordings and a document of frequently asked questions for each seminar are made available on the COPA website. To access, sign-in to your account and visit the COPA Safety Program webpage: copanational.org/en/safety. The COPA Safety Program webpage can also be found on the navigation menu of the COPA website under the Flying in Canada. Additionally, each seminar attended by a member qualifies for one entry into an annual draw.

The COPA Safety Program is supported by the COPA Flight Safety Foundation and provides a variety of aviation safety related educational material and training services to the Canadian General Aviation community. We thank Tanis Aircraft Products for sponsoring this program.

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